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"Beyond Metrical Prosody. New Rhythms in US and German (Post-) Modern Poetry"

May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018

17. — 19. Mai 2018 | Freie Universität Berlin Raum L 115 | Seminarzentrum, finanziert durch die Thyssen-Stiftung

(Programm siehe unten)

Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018
15.00 – 15.30 Eröffnung durch PD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (FU Berlin) und Prof. Dr. Erik Redling (MLU Halle)
Sektion I. Theoretical Approaches to Free Verse Prosody (Chairs: Meyer-Sickendiek und Redling)
15.30 – 16.30 Prof. Dr. Richard Andrews (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK):
What is Free Verse Prosody? (Keynote)
16.30 – 17.00 Kaffeepause
17.00 – 18.00 Prof. Dr. Richard Cureton (University of Michigan, MI):
A Reading in Temporal Poetics: Rhythm and Form in Langston Hughes’ ‘Harlem Sweeties’ (Keynote)
18.00 – 19.30 Abendessen (Buffet, FU Berlin)
19.30 – 20.30 Abendveranstaltung: Podiumsgespräch mit Prof. Charles Bernstein (PennSound), Thomas Wohlfahrt (Lyrikline) und Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (Rhythmicalizer):

Making Audio Visible: Poetry’s Coming Digital Presence

Freitag, 18. Mai 2018
Sektion II. The Pattern of Cadence: New Rhythms in Modernist Poetry (1910 – 1930) (Chair: Prof. Dr. Ulla Haselstein, FU Berlin)
9.00 – 9.45 Prof. Dr. Erik Redling (MLU Halle-Wittenberg):
Spoken Art and Dialect Writing: Amy Lowell’s Polyphonic Prose and Flexible Rhythms
9.45 – 10.30 Prof. Dr. Jonathan Culler (Cornell University, NY):
From Robert Frost’s ‘Loose Iambics’ to A. R. Ammons’ ‘Diversifications’
10.30 – 11.15 Kaffeepause
11.15 – 12.00 PD Dr. Benjamin Specht (Universität Erlangen):
‘Natural’ – ‘Necessary’ – ‘Cosmic’: Shifting Concepts of Rhythm and Verse in Arno Holz’s Modernist Poetics and Poetry
12.00 – 14.00 Mittagessen, Restaurant Galileo

Sektion III. The Impulse of Jazz Music: Syncopation, Improvisation, and Free Verse Prosody (Chair: Dieter Burdorf, Universität Leipzig)
14.00 – 14.45 Prof. Dr. Sascha Feinstein (Lycoming College, PA):
Playing the Changes: Jazz, Poetry, and Form

14.45 – 15.30 Prof. Dr. Monika Schmitz-Emans (Universität Bochum):
Prosody as Experiment: Jandl, Cage, and Jazz
15.30 – 16.00 Kaffeepause
16.00 – 16.45 Prof. Dr. Jan Röhnert (TU Braunschweig):
‘Die alten Jazzmänner’: Brinkmann’s Art of Improvisation
16.45 – 17.30 Prof. Dr. Charles Bernstein (University of Pennsylvania, PA):
Sound/Writing: Homophonic Translation, Performance, and the Pataquerical Imagination
19.30 – 20.30 Abendveranstaltung:
Prof. Dr. Winfried Menninghaus (MPI Frankfurt):
Poetic Speech Melody: A Crucial Link Between Music and Language (Keynote)
18.00 – 19.30 Abendessen, Restaurant Galileo

Samstag, 19. Mai 2018
Sektion IV. ‘The Breath-Controlled Line’: Beat Literature and Black Mountain Poetry (Chair: Prof. Dr. Ralph Poole, Universität Salzburg)
9.00 – 9.45 Prof. Dr. Stephen A. Fredman (University of Notre Dame, IN):
The Rhythm of Experience: Black Mountain Poetry and John Dewey
9.45 – 10.30 Prof. Dr. Agnes C. Müller (University of South Carolina, SC):
Rainer Maria Gerhardt as Translator and Facilitator
10.30 – 11.00 Kaffeepause
11.00 – 11.45 PD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek (FU Berlin):
‘Theses on the long Poem’: Walter Höllerer’s Influential Adaptation of the ‘Projective Verse’
12.00 – 14.00 Mittagessen (Buffet, FU Berlin)

Sektion V. Loops, Beats, and Breaks: Free Verse Prosody in the Age of Hip Hop, Rap, and Slam Poetry
(Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan Röhnert, TU Braunschweig)
14.00 – 14.45 Dr. Fabian Wolbring (Universität Bonn):
From Rap to Trap: New Flow-Variations in German Hip Hop
14.45 – 15.30 Lesung von Bas Böttcher (Berlin)
15.30 – 16.15 Lesung von Sascha Feinstein (Lycoming College, PA)
16.15 – 16.30 Fazit, Dank und Informationen zur Publikation:
PD Dr. Burkhard Meyer-Sickendiek und Prof. Dr. Erik Redling

Time & Location

May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Seminarzentrum FU Berlin